Politics Live – readers’ edition: Friday 13 October

A forum where readers can discuss today’s politics and share links to breaking news and to the most interesting politics stories, blogs and tweets on the web

I’m not writing my usual blog today but here, as an alternative, is the Politics Live readers’ edition. It is a place for you to discuss today’s politics, and to share links to breaking news and to the most interesting stories and blogs on the web.

Feel free to express your views robustly, but please treat others with respect and don’t resort to abuse. Guardian comment pages are supposed to be a haven from the Twitter/social media rant-orama, not an extension of it.

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Eight council by-elections today: five Labour defences, three Conservative.

Read @andrewteale‘s previews here: https://t.co/80W3B6yH4y

Liberal Democrat GAIN Oxhey Hall & Hayling (Three Rivers) from Conservative.

Oxhey Hall & Harling (Three Rivers) result:

LDEM: 41.3% (+18.5)
CON: 28.3% (-8.4)
LAB: 26.3% (+4.4)
UKIP: 2.2% (-16.4)
GRN: 1.9% (+1.9)

Beighton (Sheffield) result:

LAB: 48.6% (+5.2)
LDEM: 26.6% (+21.0)
CON: 16.3% (-0.8)
UKIP: 6.3% (-19.2)
GRN: 2.2% (-3.1)

Labour HOLD.

Chapelford & Old Hall (Warrington):

LAB: 54.7% (+9.8)
CON: 20.2% (+2.3)
LDEM: 17.8% (-3.2)
UKIP: 4.9% (-5.1)
GRN: 2.5% (-3.7)

Labour HOLD.

Labour HOLD Rossall (Wyre).

Rossall (Wyre) result:

LAB: 50.1% (+16.4)
CON: 35.1% (+8.9)
IND: 14.8% (+14.8)

No multiple Inds (-19.6) and UKIP (-20.5).

Labour HOLD Stanley & Outwood East (Wakefield).

Hucknall North (Ashfield):

ASHI: 51.1% (+51.1) GAIN from Con.
LAB: 24.2% (-6.5)
CON: 20.4% (-10.6)
UKIP: 2.5% (-15.7)
LDEM: 1.8% (+1.8)

ASHI: Ashfield Independent.

Tamworth and Aberdeenshire will be counting in the morning.

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